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Coin type: Sixpence George IV Third Issue
Description

This sixpence type was struck between 1826 and 1829 only. Its design is the same as the shilling coin issued between 1825 and 1829; they only differ by their size and weight (the sixpence is exactly half the weight of the shilling).

Composition: 0.925 silver (0.0841 oz ASW).

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling (pre-decimal)
Sub-type ofSixpence Sub-types
Face value6 (x Penny)
Years produced1826 - 1829 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Material0.925 Silver Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8276
Obverse

Bare head of King George IV facing left; around above, GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA; below, the date.

Obverse inscription

GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA [year]

Reverse

At centre, the Royal crest, a lion standing on the crown; around, BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR; below, a rose, thistle and shamrock united.

Reverse inscription

BRITANNIARUM REX FIDEI DEFENSOR

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Sixpence George IV Third Issue: Photos

Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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Coin - Sixpence, George IV, Great Britain, 1829
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List of 4 coins of type: Sixpence George IV Third Issue from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Sixpence 1826 Third Reverse 689,040 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1826
Sixpence 1827 166,320 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1827
Sixpence 1828 15,840 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1828
Sixpence 1829 403,920 King George IV Portrait by William Wyon (Bare Head) GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA 1829